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The Power of Youth: Using the Tech Startup Mentality to Solve Healthcare Challenges


Addressing delegates at the International Youth Day conference in August 2001, then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan proclaimed, “Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation.” In the decade since then, a proliferation of tech startups has transformed the way we live, affirming the creative potential of young people.

But in the field of US healthcare, the exuberance of youth remains largely untested, inhibited by institutional constraints.

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